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I just got this Helios 44-2 and it's a lot of fun to play with. I also got a Soligor but its a bit too soft and low contrast for my taste. Still not so sure about Zeiss Jena. What good sharp old lenses would you recommend?
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>>3212343
The Zeiss T* 55/1.8 is much better, get that one instead.
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>>3212349
That lens is only 4 years old. I'm hoping to find a gem from pre 80s that is under $200.
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Pentax-M SMC 50mm f/2
Dirt cheap, sharp and ubiquitous
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>>3212343
with legacy glass, the more you pay the better it is.

mirrorless made them all worth something again and the market reflects this.

personally id say stick with canon fd, nikkor & rokkor, they are sharp and good value
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>>3212343
helios biotar copy best recommended.
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>>3212363
That's really the only good thing about mirrorless.
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Nikkor 105/2.5 pre-AI
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>>3212374
>That's really the only good thing about mirrorless.
Other good things about mirrorless:
1. Significantly smaller size
2. EVF lets you have a much more informative and accurate display than you get with an OVF
3. No mirror slap reduces vibrations when taking pictures and allows for entirely silent electronic shutters.
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I just recently got my A7ii and have just started getting some lenses. So far I have:

>Takumar 135/2.5
>Olympus 135/3.5
>Vivitar/Olympus 28/2.5
>Olympus 50/1.8
>Sony FE 50/1.8 (might sell for 85/1.8 later on)

The OM lenses I got from my fathers old Olympus camera and the Takumar was included by camera seller (used) as goodwill.

Will probably try to hold off on buying too much now before I've used it more. Was going to buy Minolta 35-70/3.5 since I've heard good about it and figured I'd need at least one zoom. But I don't think it'll bring much to my current kit. The only thing I can think of is that a good Macro lens would be fun to have. Any good ones that are not too expensive in the 85-105 range? I have MD, M42, OM and Nikon adapters. Pentax 100, Tamron 90, Vivitar 90?
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love my pentax-m 28mm f/2.8, great sharpness even on digital crop bodies and a very interesting focal length, maybe a bit to narrow on aps-c but perfect on full frame

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>>3212343
>too soft and low contrast for my taste
Minolta 50mm f1.7 or f1.4 all day every day. The f1.7 is sharper and cheaper.
The Pentax-A 35mm f2 is a fucking gem of a lens too.
In m42, the Zenitar-M (1.7/50mm) and jupiter-11A (4/135mm) are impressively sharp but prone to flare.

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pentax-a 35-70 is my current fav everyday lens for 35mm shooting.
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lately i got
SMC Pentax M 28/3.5 in mint condtion
Jupiter 37A 135/3.5 also almost mint
Pentax M 50/2
How much is it worth and are these any good?
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>>3212343
Related: What mirrorless cameras are solid to adapt lenses for for cheap? Looking for a portable camera that's less bulky than my DSLR that I can use vintage glass with.
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Anyone shot the Summicron 40 f2?
There’s a good deal on locally but I’m not sure it’s worth pulling the trigger on

I’m pretty infatuated by that focal length from my trip35 but on the fence about picking one up cause I have a couple good nifty fifties and they’re close enough
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>>3212447
I've seen you posting Sony photos around, what do you do for editing color? I recently got a Sony a7ii and like the look you get, especially with the skintones
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>>3212672
Dunno your budget man, but sony a6000/6300 is usually a safe bet.
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>>3212672
Actually, the pentax q range are teeny tiny cameras with a bunch of adapters for older glass
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Just started picking up some vintage lenses for my a7ii about a week ago. So far these are what I've gotten in the mail, still waiting on a Sigma Macro 50mm f/2.8 OM which should be here in a day or two.

Included in pic are:
Sigma Zoom-K III 75-210mm f/3.5-4.5 Nikon AI-S, $11
Kamero Auto 135mm f/2.8 MD, $30
Kalimar Auto Macro 28mm f/2.8 MD, $27
Minolta Rokkor-X 50mm f/2 w/ Gemini 2x Teleconverter, $35

Haven't had a lot of time to play around with them yet but so far I'm pretty satisfied. Thinking of picking up a Tokina 35-135mm f/4-4.5 and a Kalimar 80-200mm f/4.5-5.6 both for Minolta, about $53 total.

Open to suggestions! Wish I could find a cheap ultra-wide for astrophotography. Can't afford much at the moment, so I'm trying to spread my money around.

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I feel like I'm alone in hating the deep/long SLR lens adapters. As soon as I attached a Nikon 'pancake' lens to my a7ii I felt like I made a mistake. Why doesn't everyone favor rangefinder lenses for this reason? I think I'm done buying SLR lenses and adapters.
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I have got non-radioactive SMC 50/1.4.
Are you jealous?

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If you're adapting lenses to your mirrorless don't bother with cheap shit. Buy real lenses like Zeiss C/Y series, Zeiss Contax G or Nikon AIS are all good and worth buying.

Avoid meme lenses like Helios, Petzval and Meyer Optik because >muh bokeh. The IQ and rendering is so shit once you see past/get tired of the bokeh meme.
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>>3212901
>Don't bother having fun with unique, cheap lenses

Get out
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>>3212343
Of Pentax-M, 50mm F1.7, 135mm f3.5 and 28mm f2.8. All are common and can be found cheap ($30-40) in very good or better condition.
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I've noticed there arent a lot of old super/ultra wide angle lenses in this category. Everything is 50mm. Is aspherical lens a new thing? Made me wonder what ppl use for landscape or architecture photography in the past.
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>>3212929

Ultra wide angle lenses are a relatively new phenomenon that more or less require the use of computer aided design.
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>>3212680
Th-thank you, my stalker. I use a lot of combinations of lenses and Lr presets. In this example, I used Loren X Chris presets (LXC 03 C). Also I have a lot of camera profiles to adjust the tones.

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>>3212929
uwa's need computers.
28mm wasn't too complicated to make retrofocal, multiplying/dividing by 1.4 or 2 is quite easy in optics, hence why these are so commonly found for tele converters. 50mm is abundant as it's a symmetrical design just past the mirror box, put on a 1.4 or 2x modifier and you get your 28mm and 35mm lenses.

personally, I'd say stay away from anything wider than 50mm for vintage slr glass, if you want something wide, look at rangefinder lenses, or better yet, new ones.
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>when a halfframe pankek is optically better than an slr tamron adaptall 28mm 2.8, at a fraction of the size.

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>>3212960
fuckin hell this is good
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>>3212974
well it was specificly made for this sensor size...
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>>3212976
You'd still expect the bigger, more optical elements western SLR lens to perform overall better, with superior corner sharpness due to being designed for a bigger image area etc. Maybe it's something about the image projection angle vs digisensor /w bayer filter thickness and whatnot, but this tamron is straight up blurry towards the edges, in an image-ruining way, regardless of how much I stop it down. It's only better at 2.8, but almost immidieately loses any advantage over the industar. Really really weird.
Oh well, less carry weight/bulk for me.

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>>3212987
Not weird at all you dumb fucking slav.

The industar is a simple, symmetrical design made for a short flange distance, the tamron is a big pile of SLR compromises that requires 3 times as much glass.

Honestly thought you were more informed than this, I'm glad you ban me from your discord.
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>>3212991
https://wordpress.lensrentals.com/blog/2014/06/the-glass-in-the-path-sensor-stacks-and-adapted-lenses/
Yeah, "not weird at all", pumpkin. It's not like it's common knowledge digishit sensors cant handle light coming at an angle well, *like in very short flange distance old wide film lenses*. Unlike the straight, long projection of an slr lens. If you're butthurt about being a booted useless shitposter at least try being factually correct with your attempted insults.
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>>3212987
>>3213004
You're overthinking it. The Tamron is shitty at the edges because it's a cheapass third-party shitty lens from an era before they had computers to help with lens design.

The little baby pancake is from that era, too, but it's a much less optically complex design, so easier to get right.
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Been able to test my new baby properly now.

For a tele and bokeh whore, this was a wet dream.

Definitely recommended.

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>>3213004
the tamron is a retrofocal design with the rear element at least 42mm from the sensor.

angle of incidence has fuck all to do with it.If it did, the industar would fair a lot worse.

It's really very simple, we needed cad for decent iq retrofocal designs.

Fuck you're dumb, no wonder your family rejected you.
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>>3212975
Here's another one for you, then.
>Helios 44-2

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>>3213029
pics or it didnt happen. Post dem testshots.
>>3213027
You'd still expect tolerable results on an aps sensor, with the ff corners cut off. Fun fact, the industar-69 is a straight up tessar.
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>>3213046
Got some in this thread >>3210803

I'm going to build a house at pic relateds spot just so I can get a shot of a bird sitting on that pole.

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Mine.
Industar-61 L/D
OM Zuiko 50/1.8
OM Zuiko 28/3.5
Canon FD Macro 50
Jupiter-37A
Tair-3S with a stock.
Helios 44-2 (Have also 44m-4 version)
Going to get speedbooster to use EF/M42/OM lenses on it.
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>>3213027
Problem with this line of thought is that Kurwa appears to be using both lenses on an APS-C body. Which is to say that if the Tampon is shitty at APS-C edges already, it'll be an absolute piece of arse at full-frame edge.

This is the common experience wrt Tamron wides and zooms from the 1900s, too. Teles are generally adequate starting from the 200-300 mm range, if only because the standard 4 element design is hard to egregiously fuck up. On wides though, Tamron straight up omitted corrective elements to drive down price. Fair nuff at the time, these days they're paperweights on all but m4/3.
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>>3213142
Kurwa is a dumb slav shit, you shouldn't give credit to his claims.
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>>3212893
>I have got non-radioactive SMC 50/1.4.
>Are you jealous?
Literally impossible.
There exists no 8-element 50/1.4 Takumar with Super-Multi-Coating.
Asahi already started using the 7 element formula (which included the thorium) in the middle of the "Super-Takumar" series, long before they started using new coatings and the Super-Multi-Coated prefix.

Either you were scammed when you bought it, or you're just talking bullshit.
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>>3212974
>>3212987
ayy i got one of these things too. pretty fun to use but optics are pretty bad.
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>>3213473
Welcome to: Eastern Bloc film lenses, all of them, ever, up to f8.
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>>3213473
Infinity does not work without modding
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Any adapters to modern fujis? All I've seen are m42
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>>3215037
mate that pic is ancient. i've sanded the adapter down ages ago.
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>>3215074
Why just not remove stop screw?
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>>3215095
last i remember something needed to be sanded down. that was like 2-3 years ago so I don't know if something changed.
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>>3215072
I’ve got adapters for my Fuji for Nikon F, Canon EF, and Minolta MD. I haven’t had any problem finding adapters for it.
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>>3215117
Well my bumfuck nowhere country might be a part of the problem
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>>3215117
>>3215072

Fuji has dumb adapters for everything, just like every other mirrorless mount.

What they lack are the powered and autofocus adapters.
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I found a Yashica 135mm f2.8 at a garage sale for $7 last fall and I take it out every now and then

it's my only telephoto lens :(

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>>3215354
>just like every other mirrorless mount
nuh uh. NX mount is missing some adapters
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>>3216627
Like which ones?
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>>3212343
on accident i just ordered a helios 44 Mk1 pic related

(the original "zebra" one, not the -2 or -3 that everyone talks about)

is its a shitlens? how much did i fuckup boys?

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>>3216637
contax g, sigma sa, most MF mounts
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>>3216659
youre fucked

hope you enjoy all 12 lines of vertical resolution you'll get with that factory defect dogshit shitlens

delete yourself

> the absolute state of /p/
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>>3212987 Your adaptall 28mm must be missaligned, one of the sharpest lenses I own, even compared to some vintage zeiss. It is a little souless, but my sample is sharp from corner to corner even wide open
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>>3212447

>Minolta 50mm f1.7 or f1.4 all day every day. The f1.7 is sharper and cheaper.

Seconding this, that motherfucking Minolda MD 50mm f/1.7 is a monster.

>tfw it's only around $30 too
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>>3215037
Does on sony

>>3215354
And they'll never get af adapters, because fuji refuse to release their mount spec, like sony have.
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>>3216672
>most MF mounts
Most MF mounts have a huge flange focal distance. Why isn't NX -> Canon EOS -> <MF whatever> an option?
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>>3217226
The only real benefit to adapting MF to smaller formats is if you use a T/S adapter. Other than that it's just a lot of glass for no reason.
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>>3216672
>>3217226
>>3217231
I’m pretty sure some of you are using “MF” to mean Manual Focus and others are using it to mean Medium Format and you should all decide what you’re talking about before you continue this argument.
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>>3217233
you're a fucking retard. everyone is referring to them as MF mounts
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I just bought a cheap Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 for my FF, and an FD 24mm f/2.8 that I will hack to mount on a T2i. Next is getting the Nikkor AI 105mm f/2.5 on my next paycheck. The non AI is supposed to be cheaper but not as sharp. All is good so far.
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>>3217237
I don’t know if you’re an idiot or making a pretty funny joke because “MF mounts” is legitimately just as ambiguous but sometimes people on /p/ really are that dumb.
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>>3217264
yeah you are a retard. thanks for clarifying.
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>>3216659
It's still pretty fucking nice. I've been using one for a bit. Don't mind the shitty picture, but it's still sharp.

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>>3217609
thats fucking awful'

never post here again

delete yourself
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>>3212343
I'd like to try the Helios and found some on ebay but I heard the swirl effect isn't really noticeable on a crop.
Can anyone confirm? Or can anyone show me if there's a way to find obscure lenses on Pixel Peeper
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>>3212393
>3. No mirror slap reduces vibrations when taking pictures and allows for entirely silent electronic shutters.
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>>3217624
Thanks bud
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>>3217646
I frequently shoot an event called the Fringe Festival here in town. It's a big festival with a shit-ton of little one-hour shows of all kinds. There's almost always one or two where the performance itself it super quiet and the loudest thing in the theater is my 5D3's mirror slapping away even if it's in "silent shutter" mode. It's super awkward for me.

I'm really looking forward to this year's festival when I'll be able to bring along my Fuji for those shows and shoot entirely silently (and with the ability to chimp through a viewfinder instead of lighting everyone up with the big LCD on the back of my Canon).

It's not grasping at straws. It's a legit advantage.

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>>3216913
I have one of those, 28/2.5 adaptall2. It performs very well on 24mpx full frame. Cost me all of 22 euros.

>>3216973
>Except there's already several working prototypes from different brands. I expect one or two ef-x adapters becoming available this year.
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>>3217646
>silent shutters aren't important for weddings or wildlife
Lmao friend

>>3217741
>working prototypes
That work the same way as the neewer/meike sony to canon adapters, and honestly, you're better off just manual focusing. Fuji will never have af adapters that are worth a damn.
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>>3217741

>fuji af adapters

I hope you are looking forward o consideraly wrse atofocs support than every crfently existing Sony AF adapter.

And lemme tell you, the Sony ones are far from perfect.
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>>3217763
>>3217756
>>3217741

I wouldn't put it past Fuji patching firmware to block adapters.

They are a rather hardheaded Japanese compay.
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>>3217756
>That work the same way as the neewer/meike sony to canon adapters, and honestly, you're better off just manual focusing. Fuji will never have af adapters that are worth a damn.

Sure. Point was that those things are in the works. I'm better off using the excellent fuji lenses, I don't really care for adapting except for some interesting vintage ones.

>>3217763
I ... What? How drunk are you?
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>>3217641
By swirl do you mean round focus loss outside centre, kinda like vignette but with focus? Cause I heard fujian on aliexpress are famous for that
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>>3217661
What fuji?
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>>3218015
X-T1.
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>>3217641
It's not so much crop vs FF (though it is slightly more noticeable on FF) it's what you're shooting against.

You need foliage or something complex in the background otherwise you just end up with nervous, distracting bokeh.
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>>3217641
im getting a helios in a few days, will shitpost pics from it all day we'll find out soon

>>3217609
good to know thanks

>>3217650
youre welcome & sorry for being mean
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hey lads
picked up this nice Tamron SP 70-210 "19AH" with a Canon FD adapter
so now I guess I must find an Adaptall->EF adapter to fit it to my 6D
the only problem would be infinity focus, right?
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What are the best budget 35mm and 50mm equivalent vintage lenses on APS-C mirrorless? Either sharpest or just unique and fun.
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>>3221423
>so now I guess I must find an Adaptall->EF adapter to fit it to my 6D
the only problem would be infinity focus
If you’re taking off an Adaptall->FD adapter and putting on an Adaptall->EF adapter, you shouldn’t have a problem with infinity focus. If it’s native FD Mount, then yeah.
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>>3221536
bumping for an answer to this
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>>3221536
You'll have a hard time finding any name-brand, cheap 24mm for the 35mm equiv. Even a lot of 35mm for the 50mm equiv. tend to be expensive.

I'd recommend an Olympus 28mm 2.8 or 3.5 as a middle of the road option. 28s & 50s were a much more common budget option than 24s & 35s
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>>3221571
Thanks for the information.

How do these compare to the Mir-1 37mm f2.8? On the surface the Mir-1 looks like an all right fast standard focal length equivalent lens with a nice number of aperture blades for the price.

Also, how do either compare to modern 7artisans lenses?
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>>3221574
I don't have experience with Russian/Chinese, but try looking at the Flickr pages for the lenses? With a few exceptions I really thing it's worth the extra few dollars for the big name lenses rather than the 3rd party, especially when talking vintage glass.
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>>3221565
Anything FD Mount is relatively affordable if you have a mirrorless
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>>3213027
By "computers" I guess you should say "Ray Tracing". This has been done on lenses since the Tessar's.

If you are going to try to insult someone, at least get things right first.

BTW, the Tamron 300 f2.8 MAY not be as sharp as a Zeiss 300 f2.8 but it is also 1000's less
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>>3221825
>If you are going to try to insult someone, at least get things right first.
Who do you think I was insulting there?

>BTW, the Tamron 300 f2.8 MAY not be as sharp as a Zeiss 300 f2.8 but it is also 1000's less
Okay, but that's a weird non-sequitur given that we were talking about a Tamron 35mm and a Russian 28mm and no one at any point was talking about 300mm lenses or Zeiss.
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>>3212759
>eating all these dicks at once
How do you do it, anon-kun?
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>>3221825
No, modern modelling accounts for a lot more than the ray tracing of old. They have to use rendering farms for how complex they are now.
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-CZJ 135mm f/3.5 - One of the sharpest m42 lenses I think, sharp wide open so you only really need to stop down if you want more depth of field
-SLR Magic 35mm f/1.7 - fun tiny little lens, actually reasonably sharp wide open int he centre, very swirly and has a decent amount of curvature to the focal plane

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>>3221536
>unique and fun
I heard good things about fujian, they have 25 35 and 50 for 25 bucks each. Just watch some videos on yt how the picture looks.
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>>3222183
Oh, just realized this is vintage lenses thread and not qtddtot. Sorry, theyre chinese, not vintage
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I'm trying to get a sharp portrait lens that is sub 200 bucks and cant decide between the classic Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 used or a new Samyang 85mm f/1.4. I'm leaning towards the 85 because its faster and wouldnt be too narrow for both my Canon FF and apsc but since theyre both manual anyway, I'm open to other any suggestions.
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Any wide-ish (>30mm) vintage lenses worth buying?
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>>3222769
Vintage wides are uncommon. Not sure if the canon fd 24mm f2.8 is vintage (from 1992) but it's a nice and sharp wide angle that I made work with my 550D. You can get it for around 60 - 100 bucks on ebay.
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>>3222769
Uh,my bad the FD is from the 70s and EF version from '92. I got mixed up.
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I recently inherited a Nikon FTN SLR with a Micro-NIKKOR-P Auto 1:3.5 55mm (non ai) and an M2 extension tube. Apparently it was a great macro lens back in the day and the M2 lets the lens hit 1:1 magnification.

I've been wanting a macro lens pretty badly before this was given to me. Any way I can mount this on my d750 without modifying the lens? I've read that the M2 can be safely mounted but I'm honestly nervous about it. Do they make non-ai to ai adapters?
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Its well mixed. i got a few helios, zebras are mostly shit ass dull, or sharp as fuck.
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Is it possible to use this on a sony?

nikkor 20mm f2.8

I think it looks great and small size, plus its available close to here.
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>>3223774
From a little research, it looks like the 55 by itself shouldn’t be mounted on the camera directly (pre-ai vs ai will fuck things up), but it’s fine with the M2 mounted on it as well (the M2 is safe for both AI and non-AI cameras).

They do not make pre-AI to AI adapters (they’re both F mount, so obviously no room for an adapter), but you *can* get a pre-AI lens *converted* to AI. if you’re handy with tools, you might even be able to do it yourself. Google “Nikon ai conversion” and there’s a dude who’ll do it for under forty bucks.
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>>3225447
Easily, assuming it’s sony mirrorless and not one of their older a-mount SLR bodies. Search amazon for “Nikon f Sony e adapter” and get one of the cheap ones. You don’t even need to shell out for a G-type adapter, so it should be in the $10-20 range.
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>>3225458
Thanks. Ill just go for the smallest I can find. Stupid question but all older lenses are "full frame" right? Or was there some crop format equivalent back then too?
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>>3225470
>Stupid question but all older lenses are "full frame" right? Or was there some crop format equivalent back then too?
Not ALL, but the vast majority are. There were older crop formats, but they mostly don’t have interchangeable lenses.

Exceptions I can think of off the top of my head:
1. Pentax Auto 110, which shoots 110 film (about the same size as a four thirds sensor). Interestingly, the lenses still do cover APS-C.
2. IX-Nikkor. Back before digital, there were cameras that used Advanced Photo System (APS) film, which had a few advantages over 35mm but no one gave a shit because the negatives were smaller. This is also where we get the term “APS-C” for crop sensor cameras—crop sensors are about the size of an APS negative in “Classic” (-C) 3:2 aspect ratio. Canon and Nikon both made SLRs that used their normal mounts and APS film, and Nikon’s also used a special line of lenses that could be used in APS cameras but would fuck up a standard 35mm Nikon body because the rear element was too far back. Interestingly (well, interesting if you’re a gearfag camera nerd like me), when digital came along, Nikon and Canon switched strategies, with Canon making short-back-focus EF-S lenses for their crop bodies and Nikon making its DX lenses to standard F specs so they were safe to mount on full frame (with vignetting). Anyway, they made four shitty IX-Nikkor lenses to go with their APS SLRs. You wouldn’t really want to use them anyway.
3. Olympus Pen F series, pre-digital. It shot half-frame on 35mm film and had its own line of lenses.
4. Any 35mm motion picture lenses, since standard 35mm movies are “half frame”. Although technically, since 35mm movies came first, 35mm stills are double-frame. I know of the Arri PL mount, but I’m not a motion pictures guy so I don’t know any others off the top of my head.
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>>3212343
fml i just bought a helios 44 but got the wrong adapter

do u guys think a local camera store will carry a m39 to m42 adapter ring and an m42 to fuji x adapter?
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>>3225585
Whats wrong with getting m39 to fuji? I dont think you can just stack adapters without messing with the focal point of the lens.
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>>3225611
thats what i bought but it was too thin

i have this problem: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3175873
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>>3225613
Get a 15mm extension tube. Or sell it and buy an M42 one, or just a different lens altogether.
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>>3225585
buy a $20 Jupiter-8 from Ukraine and another aliexpress $10 m42-FX adapter and stop being stingy. lotsa cool shitty glass to slap on that m39 adapter.

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>>3212447
>Minolta 50mm f1.7

how does Rokkor PF 55mm 1.7 compare to it? decisions have to be made
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>>3225654
Stick with the MD series
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Anyone used this minolta lens before? im buying it off a guy for like 30$ but im not sure what to expect
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>>3225716
lens is 35-70mm f4
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>>3225716
Depends on the condition but looks like you got a pretty good deal. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/801618056-USE/konica_minolta_normal_50mm_f_2_8_maxxum.html
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>>3225719
Whoops, wrong guess.
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>>3225716
>35-70mm f4
looks like the 90s equivalent of what is now an 18-55mm variable aperture kit zoom that comes in the box when u buy a starter slr
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>>3225716
I've used it. It's weird. Also, look in the other thread you posted this in for a long "why you shouldn't buy it for an A6000" explanation.

Minimum focusing distance is ridiculous--three feet, which is a *lot* more than I'm used to from kit lenses. Except it also has a macro switch, which changes the minimum focusing distance to one foot and costs you the ability to autofocus. Constant f/4, which is kind of neat, but not neat enough to justify buying the lens in general. Worth thirty bucks if you have an A-mount camera; not worth thirty bucks if you have an E-mount camera like the A6000.
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>>3225757
i looked up it s specs and sample shots and im confused. who is this lens for? does it do anything right?

> weird range around a normal
> not very sharp wide open
> even wide open it isn't fast
> atrocious CAs
> atrocious onion ring bokeh

for five or ten dollars more he can probably find a Jupiter 12 and an adapter
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>>3225716

I have one. It is the old a-mount kit.

It is a nice enough lens. Small, decent image quality, and cheap enough to be disposable.

It won’t autofocus unless you are using an a-mount body (I recommend the Maxxum 7) or are using the LA-EA4 adapter.
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>>3212393
Oh golly would you look at that? Only a few posts into a thread about budget vintage glass and someone's already arguing mirrorless vs. DSLR.

Boy I sure do love /p/
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>>3225860
That was nearly three weeks ago and everyone else had moved on.
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>>3225764
>jupiter 12
Lmao, why would someone want overpriced meme glass over a surprisingly versatile kit lens?
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I know vintage zooms are not that well regarded, but are there any gems worth getting? Looking out for auctions on Minolta MD 35-70 macro version, but are there any worthwhile zooms in the 70+ range?

Saw a Nikkor 80-200 f/4 that got me thinking about maybe getting a longer zoom.
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>>3226261
Tamron SP 3.5/70-210. It's heavy as fuck but probably the only longboi zoom worth getting out of the vintage camp. Shits on Series 1.
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>>3213076
How does your 37a handle?
Do you have any photos you’ve taken with it?
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>>3226264
>>3226261
How about Tamron zoom 80-210/3,8-4 CF Tele macro, model 03A and 103A? A guy got duplicates of both models. Hasn't named a price yet.
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>>3225454
Thanks for the reply. I did some looking into the 55/M2 on Google and found similar information. I only saw a couple of mentions about the M2 fitting on my d750 but I was kinda scared to try it because I didn't see anything authoritatively saying it was safe. I know not to try to put a non-ai on an ai body.

Given the sentimental nature of the lens I'm not sure how the person who gave it to me would take it if I modified it. Then again, maybe they would appreciate it being used... I guess I should just ask.




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